Some nature in the heart of Edinburgh; Arthur’s Seat. It’s in Holyrood Park, near Holyrood Palace, which is the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. It’s an ancient volcano about 250m above sea level. So, it’s not a long walk but it’s a big steep hill basically. Although there were small children and mad ladies in flip flops heading up there, I was struggling slightly. I am quite unfit these days though, and the torrential rain had finally stopped and the hot sun came out which didn’t actually help.
On our first approach we had the choice of a long more gentle slope or the steep shorter one, we chose the horrid one to go up and the gentle one to come down on. There were some lovely views over Edinburgh, and the sea as we went up. And lots of tourists, as was the general theme of Edinburgh while we were there. In fact, we could see Arthur’s Seat from pretty much everywhere whilst we walked around Edinburgh all week and there were always little figures visible on the top.